Priest charged with double murder, arrested

A local temple priest has been charged with murdering a woman and her daughter in Mysuru South police limits on Wednesday.

The accused priest is identified as Mahesh of Uththanahalli. He was arrested after the woman’s husband, Mallesh, lodged a police complaint alleging the priest’s involvement in the disappearance of his wife and daughter.

The accused admitted to the crime after he was questioned by the police officials based on  a complaint filed by Mallesh. After gathering information,   police officials inspected the scene of crime and retrieved the body of Savitha and her daughter from a well in Uththanahalli village. It is alleged that Mahesh,  a relative to Savitha, had an affair with her.

Sources said that on Tuesday, Mahesh had assaulted both Savitha and her daughter before pushing them both into a well near their house.

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